The Glass Totems

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

~

Every garden deserves a little whimsy.

Glass totems have been circulating the internet for ages.  I started collecting some various glass pieces from thrift stores when a friend mentioned she really like the glass totems we had seen at a craft sale.

totemglass4
collecting old glass

The fun part was stacking them in different ways to see which looked best.  I collected all clear glass this time.  I didn’t want the patterns on the glass to be overshadowed by various colours.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
a glass totem

Plates, bowls, glasses and candle holders were glued together to make this first one.  It took awhile to make as I glued 2 pieces together and then waited for it to dry.   I used E-6000 industrial strength adhesive, which is also waterproof.  It cost close to $10 a tube but I used a 50% off coupon from MIchaels to bring the price down.  I made these awhile ago but couldn’t post them because this one was a gift for a friend.  And you never know who is peeking at your site do you?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
a flass totem

This one was put together the same way, 1 piece at a time.  It sits on the table in the gazebo.

Do you rescue and reuse old glass. Here are some other projects I made.

More  garden whimsy

Connect: Contact form / Instagram / Email subscribe